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  • n. Quality of being hyperactive; excessive and pathological movement and restlessness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an unusually high level of activity; -- used especially with respect to children who move around frequently and do not sit still very long, most noticeably in school. It is sometimes associated with attention deficit disorder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Over-activity; excessive energy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement

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Examples

  • NED needs his Ritalin — his hyperactivity is out of control.

    Think Progress » Fitzgerald going to new grand jury.

  • The extremes of these changes in levels of activity are termed hyperactivity and hypoactivity.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • His hyperactivity is a blessing and a curse for his 34 full-time staffers, too, who chase after Beck and his volcanic mental eruptions, helping him turn those words into new productions and sources of profit.

    Glenn Beck Inc

  • In Pictures: How Glenn Beck Makes His Money Video: Brand It Like Beck His hyperactivity is a blessing and a curse for his 34 full-time staffers, too, who chase after Beck and his volcanic mental eruptions, helping him turn those words into new productions and sources of profit.

    Glenn Beck Inc

  • I dont know if there is any correlation but my so called hyperactivity coincided with the period when those mercury filling were installed.

    Nutrition and health in agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Although Ritalin is best known as the controversial medication for children diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder (ADD, alias hyperactivity), adults are now taking the yellow pills to improve their concentration.

    One Pill Makes You Larger, And One Pill Makes You

  • Let antiquated curriculums be revamped, so they are meaningful, and so that what we now call hyperactivity or attention deficit or learning disability become things of the past, because schools exist for the people in them, rather than the other way around.

    My New Year's Wish: Let 2 + 2 = 4

  • I realize now that the hyperactivity was her response to the overwhleming change that had been foisted on her.

    pupdate

  • Over its relatively short lifetime, what is now popularly known as hyperactivity has had more than forty names, including learning disability, impulse disorder, hyperkinesis, and minimal brain dysfunction.

    You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!

  • But some skepticism persists among European doctors about labeling hyperactivity as a mental disorder, although Michael Fitzgerald, professor of child psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, said attitudes were changing.

    Reuters: Press Release

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